"Rotting flesh before my eyes. Before my mom's eyes. Hiding from my friends and fans because I don't want to bring anyone down."
25 Sep 2017 - 10:36 AM  UPDATED 25 Sep 2017 - 10:37 AM


Following an accident back in 2015 in which he suffered a severe injury to his wrist and shoulder, former Royal Pirates member James has spent the past few years treating his injuries and focusing on his future. In a new update on his Instagram, James vented his frustrations about his health complications, as well as sharing a graphic photo of a rotting arm.

Shared on September 23, James wrote a lengthy post on his current struggles in trying to rehab his injuries, the sacrifices he's had to make, and all the associated frustrations towards the restaurant where his accident occurred. James also shared a graphic photo of a rotting arm, resulting in some speculation amongst fans that his arm has been amputated, but it is currently unconfirmed whether James has had his arm amputated at the time of writing.

Here is James' full post:

"Im so p***ed man. This is only part of what i went through. Rotting flesh before my eyes. Before my mom's eyes. Hiding from my friends and fans because i dont want to bring anyone down. I quit my band. I left my company. I left the seeds i had sown. And every day i am trying to be positive. To start over. But i am so p***ed. Crushed bones and hundreds of hours of rehab and now every day i have to fight. I hate you so much. I have to fight every single f***ing day. My hand was chopped off and i try to find alternatives. now im a f***ing shell of myself. Everyday i hear a new f***ing crack or pop and feel a new twist or sprain or tear and your restaurant is fine and dandy. I passed you guys this trip to korea even though i didnt want to step anywhere near you but i still see you often in my nightmares. You guys were packed with customers. Do they know your ethics or what they would have to go through if they were crushed in your place? I rewatched the cctv yesterday. I dont even remember who i used to be. All i can say is how dare you. How dare you ruin my life and come at me with this garbage about facts and figures. How dare you. If it was your son. Your family. What would you do?"

Keep fighting, James, we're wishing you all the best for your recovery. 







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